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Come and join a communal sound and space work!

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional musician, you have now a chance to be a part of a unique concert experience! On Saturday, July 8, the Quatuor Bozzini string quartet will hold a concert at the Viitasaari church where anyone who can play or sing can participate in the performance, regardless of the instrument or genre of music. The work is performed by a group of students from the Viitasaari Music Institute, and other enthusiastic musicians are welcomed to participate. We are looking for instruments that allow you to play the same note for a long time: for example string and wind instruments as well as vocals are good options. 

Under the guidance of Quatuor Bozzini, the performance will feature James Tenney‘s work In a Large Open Space. The piece is based on a simple musical scale (see picture of sheet music attached) and the music can be played – or sung – on any instrument. More detailed performance instructions will be given by Quatuor Bozzini, under the direction of who there will also be an open rehearsal for the concert. The piece is a slow and peaceful sound bath, during which the audience can move freely in the church, surrounded by music.

Tenney’s work is meditative by its nature, exploring long notes and their properties. The piece makes versatile use of the performance venue as a space, making the performance a strong musical and spatial experience.

The project is implemented in collaboration with Viitasaari Music Institute.

Registration instructions and schedule

Sign up for the project by sending an email to Melik Turunen, Please subject your message to “Tenney”. When registering, please mention your instrument and briefly describe your musical background. You will get more information about rehearsal schedule after your registration.

James Tenney, Berlin, 1994 In a large, open space Nuotit